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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2018: Tunes with Names
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2018, 08:45:36 PM »

"Dick's Maggot":  Delightfully jaunty tune and rendering.  Yet another one for the 'to-do' ... Thanks.
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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2018: Tunes with Names
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2018, 12:42:50 AM »

I was touched to learn that Pascal Rubens' Gooik 2018 workshop gave my name to her newest mazurka. Pascal often brings a composition and asks the class to name it. I can claim some success in the naming of her other tunes but I had nothing to do with this one. I was enjoying a different session taught by Guus Herremans.

It is presumptious but I simply can't resist posting it for Tunes with a Name: Mazurka for the fantastic mister Doc Jones

https://youtu.be/wsTEDitHbpo
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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2018: Tunes with Names
« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2018, 07:32:50 AM »

I was touched to learn that Pascal Rubens' Gooik 2018 workshop gave my name to her newest mazurka.

https://youtu.be/wsTEDitHbpo

What an honour and a nice piece, very well played as usual, fantastic mister Doc Jones !

I feel a bit of a trend starting, as fantastic mister Roland Carson has had a piece written for him by Alessandro Pepino.

Who will be next? A little jingle for the fantastic mister Winston Tinkerbell Smith perhaps???  ;D
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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2018: Tunes with Names
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2018, 08:15:28 AM »

Now, now, that man!
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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2018: Tunes with Names
« Reply #24 on: September 24, 2018, 09:02:28 AM »

Now, now, that man!

Ha ha ha! Sorry, I couldn’t resist  >:E
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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2018: Tunes with Names
« Reply #25 on: September 24, 2018, 11:04:28 AM »

Thank you for the kind words. Where might I hear the tune by Alessandro Pepino?


I feel a bit of a trend starting, as fantastic mister Roland Carson has had a piece written for him by Alessandro Pepino.

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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2018: Tunes with Names
« Reply #26 on: September 24, 2018, 11:28:50 AM »

Thank you for the kind words. Where might I hear the tune by Alessandro Pepino?


I feel a bit of a trend starting, as fantastic mister Roland Carson has had a piece written for him by Alessandro Pepino.


I can’t find it on YouTube, although I am sure I have heard Roland playing it. Maybe it has been deleted. But here is a link to Alessandro’s latest CD, with his band L’Escargot, you can see it is there on the track list. I don’t have the disc, maybe I should get it.
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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2018: Tunes with Names
« Reply #27 on: September 24, 2018, 12:32:22 PM »

About 5 years ago McGrooger posted a video of "Dick's Maggot" that he pronounced the "trickiest" tune he had learned so far.  I was quite taken with both his playing and his pronouncement, and I've been messing with it ever since. 

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVwameFAHpg

Thanks, Mr. McG.  I've really enjoyed it.

Still one of my favourite 3/2 tunes but I'm beggared if I can tap my foot 3 to the bar in the 'A' part of the music when the first note of the bar is a crotchet and thus less than a full beat.  Well played that man!
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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2018: Tunes with Names
« Reply #28 on: September 24, 2018, 04:42:10 PM »

I can’t find it on YouTube, although I am sure I have heard Roland playing it. Maybe it has been deleted. But here is a link to Alessandro’s latest CD, with his band L’Escargot, you can see it is there on the track list. I don’t have the disc, maybe I should get it.

Thanks for posting about this lovely tune.

Mr Roland Carson by YouTube user L'Escargot - Topic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-WEwEsLR18

I believe your spell check may have modulated last name Pipino to  Pepino, thereby awarding Allessandro a PhD in chemistry but severely diminishing his diato skills. ;)
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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2018: Tunes with Names
« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2018, 01:42:26 PM »

It's not a song that I've had to learn for this ThotM but it still counts in my book as I've never recorded it before. (:)

It is a song that I've written for our cat named Albina. She had a wild life and, as far as we know, she had more than 6 homes before she arrived at our place. We got her when she was 6 years old and now she's 12. She has a very shy character and basically had to relearn how to be herself, play and "be a cat" again.

As always there are some hickups here and there, but I don't have the patience at the moment to re-record it. Maybe at a later time. Have fun listening to it.  :||:

https://soundcloud.com/laubblaeser/albina-take-1

Futhermore, I'm currently learning a completely new song as well, it's called Bruce (Recordings: Live and Studio). The problem with it is that it is swedish (wild rhythms), that it is normally played by a trio (Nyckelharpa, Cello, and Mandolin), and that there is no sheet music of the song meaning that I have to learn it by ear. Complicated enough, isn't it? Started yesterday evening, got the basics down already. Will try to post in the next few days. Lots of practice needed still...
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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2018: Tunes with Names
« Reply #30 on: September 26, 2018, 02:10:11 PM »

"I'm always surprised by the number of people who vote for a tune but don't post anything."

Perhaps the answer to your wonderings is shown in the following youtube?

Here's a "name" tune, which the above quoted posting by McGrooger shamed me into playing and recording. The name of the tune is Gwalchmai, it's a hymn tune, and if you want to sing along it's number 23 in the M.H.B. Don't worry about the mis-timing of notes or the other glitches; they're all part of my current playing style!

(Gwalchmai ap Gwyar becomes in the French Romances Gawain, having first been Latinized into Walwanus and Walweyn.)

Enough! "A Tune from the Terrace", here it is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuiB3LzpUnM

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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2018: Tunes with Names
« Reply #31 on: September 26, 2018, 05:16:08 PM »

"I'm always surprised by the number of people who vote for a tune but don't post anything."

Perhaps the answer to your wonderings is shown in the following youtube?

Here's a "name" tune, which the above quoted posting by McGrooger shamed me into playing and recording. The name of the tune is Gwalchmai, it's a hymn tune, and if you want to sing along it's number 23 in the M.H.B. Don't worry about the mis-timing of notes or the other glitches; they're all part of my current playing style!

(Gwalchmai ap Gwyar becomes in the French Romances Gawain, having first been Latinized into Walwanus and Walweyn.)

Enough! "A Tune from the Terrace", here it is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuiB3LzpUnM

Good lad! And interesting stuff about Gawain too - I used to spend too much time reading and thinking about the Arthurian legends!  (:)
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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2018: Tunes with Names
« Reply #32 on: September 26, 2018, 06:52:40 PM »


Here's a "name" tune, which the above quoted posting by McGrooger shamed me into playing and recording. The name of the tune is Gwalchmai, it's a hymn tune, and if you want to sing along it's number 23 in the M.H.B. Don't worry about the mis-timing of notes or the other glitches; they're all part of my current playing style!

(Gwalchmai ap Gwyar becomes in the French Romances Gawain, having first been Latinized into Walwanus and Walweyn.)

Enough! "A Tune from the Terrace", here it is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuiB3LzpUnM

Wow. Nice one, Mr Jennings. Instant earworm.
If you don't want the 114, sometime, I'll have it. Lovely sound.




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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2018: Tunes with Names
« Reply #33 on: September 26, 2018, 07:09:39 PM »

"Lovely sound"?

It badly needs tuning!
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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2018: Tunes with Names
« Reply #34 on: September 27, 2018, 03:10:29 PM »

I have been somewhat inactive lately - partially due to the fact that a corroded joint on my hot water cylinder caused it to empty through my ceiling.After much negotiation with insurance company, builders, plumbers and painters at last things are getting repaired. Recorded these whilst waiting for the plaster to dry. Hope you like the echo effect!
Two tunes, two names Mopsi Don (or the Welsh jig, Mopsy's tune) and Tom Jones. Learnt after Dave Ball played them at our local session in Nantwich.

 https://youtu.be/-9lDmLe5vcA
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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2018: Tunes with Names
« Reply #35 on: September 27, 2018, 04:35:59 PM »

Two great tunes, excellent playing and a nice natural reverb. (:)
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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2018: Tunes with Names
« Reply #36 on: September 27, 2018, 08:39:24 PM »

Two great tunes, excellent playing and a nice natural reverb. (:)
Thanks for your kind comments. They are good tunes & deserve to be played more widely; maybe a few more musicians will give them a go if they happen to see this.
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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2018: Tunes with Names
« Reply #37 on: September 28, 2018, 06:26:40 PM »

They are good tunes & deserve to be played more widely

They're growing on me, I must admit. I think these are two fine ABC renditions of them?

Mopsy Don; (Approximately) https://www.folktunefinder.com/tunes/109458
Tom Jones; https://www.folktunefinder.com/tunes/197202

Not sure how I'd handle not having the high G# for Tom Jones though. The tune's namesake is radically more popular online! Anyway, I can say that I'm into these tunes and will give them a shot, so, you (hopefully) have at least turned one person onto them!
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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2018: Tunes with Names
« Reply #38 on: September 28, 2018, 07:16:24 PM »

They are good tunes & deserve to be played more widely

They're growing on me, I must admit. I think these are two fine ABC renditions of them?

Mopsy Don; (Approximately) https://www.folktunefinder.com/tunes/109458
Tom Jones; https://www.folktunefinder.com/tunes/197202

Not sure how I'd handle not having the high G# for Tom Jones though. The tune's namesake is radically more popular online! Anyway, I can say that I'm into these tunes and will give them a shot, so, you (hopefully) have at least turned one person onto them!
Here's Mopsi Dôn (see attached) transcribed from the original source in 'Blodau'r Grug - 100 Welsh Dance Tunes' published by the Welsh Folk Dance Society. It's a great tune and you can really get stuck in to the A-music returning from the B-music each time! Original key is in C, but works well for D/G melodeon in the key of G. I made this transcription for a workshop at Melodeons at Witney in 2016. Feel free to use it.

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Here's a link to one of my teaching recordings (i.e. basic, no clever stuff).
https://www.dropbox.com/s/yh1fqxc2o0b2rir/Mopsi_D%C3%B4n_demo.mp3?dl=0

If you want an ABC version, I've only got the original version in the key of C and I'm not sitting at my usual computer so can't transpose it for you just now. However, I'm sure you will be able to do the necessary to get it into G.

ABC in C:

X:1
T:Mopsi Dôn (yr hen ffordd)
T:Mopsi's Tune (the old way)
C:Trad. (Blodau'r Grug)
S:Blodau'r Grug
M:6/8
L:1/8
Q:3/8=120
K:C
P:A
Bcd d2e | d2c dBG | cdc efe | cdc efe |
Bcd d2e | d2c B2B | cde f2e | dcB c3 :|
P:B
geg fdf | ece dBG | c2c edc | B2c d3 |
geg fdf | ece dBG | edc agf | efd c3 :|
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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2018: Tunes with Names
« Reply #39 on: September 29, 2018, 09:06:52 AM »

Your soundclip sounds great Steve. I hope you continue to teach this tune tune in your deservedly well respected workshops; also lots of useful background information - thanks. I have a copy of Blodau'r Grug - I really must discipline myself to learn some more tunes from it. I only used Richard Robinson's transcription after being directed there by Dave Ball. Would be delighted to hear other players interpretations whatever the source.
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